Opened 12 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#515 closed defect (fixed)

better description of what "make edits public" checkbox means

Reported by: Immanuel Scholz Owned by: steve@…
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: website Version:
Keywords: Cc: Shaun McDonald

Description

Recently in talk ML:

> > (B.t.w. I'm still not certain what it means to "make edits public".)

It means that the any edits made by that user will include the user's
display name when they are downloaded via the API. The display name
will also be shown against any public GPX traces you upload.

It also causes you to appear on people "nearby mappers" list if you
set a home location that is near them.

Tom

Can this be added as some hint to the webpage?

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by Shaun McDonald

Cc: Shaun McDonald added

The current text is: "Public editing

Currently your edits are anonymous and people can't send you messages or see your location. To show what you edited and allow people to contact you through the website, click the button below. You will need to do this if you want to use the online editor (find out why). This action cannot be reversed. "

Is that good enough, or should it mention the public GPX traces too?

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by steve@…

I made it a bit better in r7639

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by Tom Hughes

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

I think we can close this now.

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